First let me say SORRY if this is a repeat question (I'm sure it probably is), but I couldn't find anything.
I just completed my 2nd Partial Mash batch and both times my OG reading was about .05 away from what the instructions said they should be. Is this a MAJOR issue, and how can I fix that next time. I'm following the instructions as closely as I can, but can't seem to get the OG correct.
When I started brewing ..my buddy that taught me said that all I need to do to get my alcohol % is to take a % reading before the primary and then take it again before bottling, subtract the 2nd reading from the 1st and there is your %. Is that a correct way?
Thanks for all the help that I always get on here ...